What does Kit mean?
Kit /kit/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kit) is of Greek and Latin derivation, and the name Kit means "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kit is also a variant of Christina (Latin). Kit is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek) and Kitty.
Kit has 45 more alternative forms via Catherine, Christina, Katherine, Kitty: Caity, Cath, Cati, Cato, Caty, Cay, Cris, Ina▼, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kari▼, Karin▼, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi▼, Kathy▼, Kati▼, Katia▼, Katie▼, Katka, Katla, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼, Kaye▼, Kitlyn, Kittee, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie▼, Kris▼, Krista▼, Kristi▼, Kristy▼, Rina, Tina▼, Tine and Tiny.Kreatif forms: Kitdi, Kitte, Kokit. [more]
How popular is Kit?
Kit is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular varying forms of Kit (unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Katherine (#83 2 years ago), Catherine (#170), Kate (#207), Katie (#280), Christina (#326), Kris, Kitty, Kittie, Krista, Kristi, Tiny, Tina, Kristy, Kaye, Kay, Kathi, Ina, Kari, Kathy, Kati, Katy, Katia and Karin. Usage of these relations of Kit was widespread among parents during the years 1960-1969 (average #510) and is somewhat lower today (#828, ▼65%), with forms like Katie, Christina, Kari, Kathy and Ina becoming somewhat outmoded. Katherine has been the most well-known version, while Kate has become popular as well. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Kit and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)